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Farmers Market Fun!

06/07/2014 - 12/20/2014 - 12:00 am

Anacortes Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through October, 9am-2pm, Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes.

Bellingham Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through December 20th, 10am-3pm, Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Avenue in Bellingham.

Bellingham Farmers Mid-Week Market:  Every Wednesday through September 24th, 12pm-5pm, Fairhaven Village Green.

Ferndale Public Market: Every Saturday through the summer, 10am-3pm, Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Avenue in Ferndale.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through October 18th, 9am-2pm, corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie in Mount Vernon.

Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market:  Every Wednesday, 3pm-7pm, Hammer Heritage Park, corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets in Sedro-Woolley.

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All Comer Track Meets

06/09/2014 - 08/25/2014 - 12:00 am at Civic Field
1355 Civic Field Way

On Monday evenings during the summer, Bellingham Parks and Recreation offers track and field events for children and adults of most ages.

Each meet starts with the youngest participants in the 50 meter dash and the 50 meter hurdles height adjusted for our first age group of 4 and under.  Throughout the evening, there are a number of events with heats for children and adults including shot put, javelin/mini-javelin, 200m, 400m, etc.

The top 3 participants in every race and field event will receive a ribbon for first, second and third place.  Everyone else will receive a participant ribbon.

The first event begins at 6 p.m. Individual Day Pass  $4; Individual Season Pass  $30; Family Season Pass  $90


Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

06/21/2014 - 08/23/2014 - 12:00 am at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty returns with a great lineup for summer 2014! Catch weekly, family-friendly movies along with live entertainment at the Fairhaven Village Green

This year’s lineup includes:

June 21st          The Goonies
June 28th          Frozen
July 5th             Gravity
July 12th           Finding Nemo
July 19th           Footloose
July 26th           The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
August 2nd       The Sandlot
August 9th        The Lego Movie
August 16th      Star Trek Into Darkness
August 23rd      The Princess Bride

For details on start times, musical acts, tickets, and seating, check out the Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema website.



Allied Arts 2014 Juried Artist Series

07/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave

The Allied Arts Gallery’s goal is to provide a professional space for local established and emerging artists to show and sell their work and sustain the arts in our community. The 2014 Juried Artists Series is as follows:

August 1-30: Wing & Petal featuring Jackie Watson, Mira Kamada, Wade Marlow, and     Kristen Gilje
September 5-27:  It Figures featuring Victor Flores, Amanda Timmins, Richard Bulman,   Frank Frazee, and Helen Dorn
October 3rd -31: Of Fish & Feathers featuring Ann Marie Cooper, Vikki Jackson, Christina Boyd, and Gary Armstrong
November 7– 29: Places & Things featuring Ron Pattern, Andrew Johnson, Jim Dixon and Tim Alexander
December 5– 20:  Abstraction featuring Yvette Neumann, Katherine Payge, Craig             Dunstan-McGrail and Eileen Reardanz

Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5p.m.

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Bellingham Walking Group

07/02/2014 - 07/30/2014 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Bellingham Senior Center Hall
315 Halleck St

Join the Bellingham Evening Walking Group every Wednesday in July! Meet in front of the Bellingham Senior Activity Center at 5:30 pm to enjoy an approximately 1-hour walk to different destinations. Grab your walking shoes, bring a buddy (or join this group to socialize and meet new people), and have a grand time. This is a great way to turn exercise into a fun activity while enjoying the beautiful city! This is a FREE group to join geared towards those 45+ since it is sponsored by the senior center. Do something good for your mental and physical health while making your feet happy!

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Downtown Sounds Concert Lineup

07/16/2014 - 08/06/2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership announces its 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series in Downtown Bellingham this summer. The series continues to take place in the Arts District on Bay Street between Prospect and West Champion Streets. These free, all-ages concerts offer music, dancing, food and live entertainment suitable for the whole family. The series runs every Wednesday starting July 9 through August 6. Doors and beer garden open at 5:30pm and the musicians perform live music from 6pm-9:30pm.

2014 Downtown Sounds Lineup

July 9th                  March Fourth Marching Band w/Galactic Cirque Troupe
July 16th                The Prime Time Band w/The Austerman File
July 23rd                Polecat w/Hillstomp
July 30th                Publish the Quest w/3 on the Tree
August 6th            Voyager w/The Trees:  A Rush Tribute

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Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series

07/17/2014 - 08/28/2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elizabeth Park
Walnut and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Park Concert Series sponsored by the Eldridge Society for History & Preservation is back all summer long! Thursdays • 6-8 p.m.

July 17th               “Prozac Mountain Boys” – Keeping the PNW safe for bluegrass
July 24th               “Yogoman Burning Band” – Jamaica-New Orleans dance riddims
July 31st                “Maggie’s Fury” – Melodic Celtic folk-rock
August  7th           “Dana Lyons” – Political folk
August 14th         “Luke Warm and the Moderates” – Rock, soul, funky fun covers
August 21st          “bandZandt” – The east county’s favorite dance band
August 28th         “Penny Stinkers” – Folk cabaret

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Boulevard Concert Series

07/19/2014 - 08/09/2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Boulevard Park
470 Bayview Dr

Boulevard Park Concert Series returns this summer with four family-friendly shows.
Saturdays • 7-9 p.m.

July 19th                “Polyrhythmics” – Afro-beat, horn-driven funk
July 26th                “Skamania” – Ska, Raggae, Caribbean
August 2nd           “B’rer Rabbit” – Folk-stomp American
August 9th            “Combalache” – Rhumba and nueva salsa *


Agape Home Walk & 5K

08/02/2014 - All Day at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

The 4th annual Susan Sutton Agape Walk and 5k is Saturday, August 2nd at Lake Padden Park in Bellingham. Named after Susan Sutton, a former Lighthouse Mission employee of 27 years, the proceeds of the run will go to support the Agape Home of Lighthouse Mission Ministries which houses women and their children in need.

Registration for the event comes with a t-shirt, refreshments after the race, and a chance to win prizes donated my local businesses such as Fairhaven Runners & Walkers, Bellewood Acres, Goat Mountain Pizza, The Woods Coffee, and Otion: The Soap Bar. Register online!



Bellwether Arts Market

08/15/2014 - 08/17/2014 - All Day at Tom Glenn Common
1 Bellwether Way

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is honored to be working with the Port of Bellingham on the Bellwether Arts Market. This outdoor arts market will feature hand-made juried arts and crafts from our region’s best artists, an arts area for youth, and live music in the beautiful Tom Glenn Common at Bellwether on the Bay! The Arts Market runs August 15th from 10am-4pm
and August 16th & 17th from 12pm-6pm.

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WHS Dog Days of Summer

08/24/2014 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way

Whatcom Humane Society‘s Annual Dog Days of Summer is Northwest Washington’s biggest & best festival for dogs and their human friends.

Activities include:
• Dog interactive games & activities throughout the park
• Contests for dogs with fabulous prizes
• Dog demonstrations, entertainment for the whole family
• Pet themed booths for all day shopping and education
• Vegetarian food court, something yummy for everyone
• Visit the Whatcom Humane Society booth for shelter & adoption information

For more information visit or call Dana Browne @ 733-2080 x3014

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State Parks offers ‘free days!’

08/25/2014 - 11/11/2014 - All Day

Washington State Parks has announced the list of ‘free days’ for 2014. The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The remaining 2014 State Parks free days include:

• August 25th            National Park Service birthday
• September 27th     National Public Lands Day
• November 11th      Veterans Day

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